This image is part of a series that was created for an open textbook, Cell Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry for PreClinical Students. The textbook will be available Late 2021.
Kindred Grey (2021). "Vitamin K stimulates the maturation of clotting factors."CC BY 4.0.
Glutamyl residue with a polypeptide to the left and precursors of clotting factors II, VII, IX, X to the right. Arrow with enzyme γ-glutamyl carboxylase and addition of O2 and CO2 to γ-carboxyglutamyl (Gla) residue with a polypeptide to the left and mature clotting factors II, VII, IX, X to the right. Vitamin K activates and warfarin inhibits the reaction.